Too late to Pledge? Looking for feedback.

I sacrificed the fraternity lifestyle for 4 years of baseball at a small college with no Greek life. I graduate in a week and I have two options: Law school or Clemson for more education. If I choose the latter, would it be too abnormal for a 22 year old like myself to want to pledge?

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    It’d be well worth it. You’ll get your fair share of shit for being older, but rushing is never a bad idea for anybody (assuming you get a bid). Regardless of the organization, going Greek is always going to serve you better than staying independent.

    ^ ThisTake a lapQuote • 2 years ago
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    One guy I know enlisted and came back to do college. I think he was 26 or something. So, no, it’s never too late.

    ^ ThisTake a lapQuote • 2 years ago
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    Yeah I would say go to rush. Assuming you get a bid, just show dedication and bite your lip when younger members get in your face. Two brothers in my chapter came in at 21 and 22 because they were both veterans.

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    Always rush if you have a chance and I agree with frat_frat, if you rush a fraternity and their chapter hazes then just be able to handle the idea of a lower classman hazing you. But I still say go with it.

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    Wait… So you would skip out on going to law school now in order to get another degree from Clemson so that you can pledge? I’m surprised I’m the first one here to ask: WHY?

    Just go to law school if you got accepted to a solid one. If you came through rush at my school and told people “Yeah, I got into law school but just wanted to do a victory lap and stay in undergrad and pledge.” we would drop your ass and think that was pathetic. We have a couple older guys who pledged when they were 23 and 21 but that’s because they were in the military.

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    tftc_12 said:

    Wait… So you would skip out on going to law school now in order to get another degree from Clemson so that you can pledge? I’m surprised I’m the first one here to ask: WHY?

    Just go to law school if you got accepted to a solid one. If you came through rush at my school and told people “Yeah, I got into law school but just wanted to do a victory lap and stay in undergrad and pledge.” we would drop your ass and think that was pathetic. We have a couple older guys who pledged when they were 23 and 21 but that’s because they were in the military.

    Agreed. You already did 4 years of undergrad. Move on and go to law school. You don’t want to be that creepy old guy.

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    If you go to Clemson, would you be pursuing a graduate degree or second undergrad? I don’t know about all fraternities, but I know in my sorority, once you graduate undergrad, you are considered alumni. We don’t let graduate students go through recruitment.

    You’ve also got to consider the ramifications socially. Women, although we really like guys who have gone through greek life, adore law degrees. Start the greek tradition with your kids. Think: You’re at a bar, and you meet a gorgeous woman that is your age. Would you rather tell her you’re in law school, or pledging a fraternity?

    Plus, athletes usually aren’t looked down on for not going greek. Especially if you didn’t have greek life at your school. Athletics is probably the most fraternity-like activity there.

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    Srattyinthesouth said:

    If you go to Clemson, would you be pursuing a graduate degree or second undergrad? I don’t know about all fraternities, but I know in my sorority, once you graduate undergrad, you are considered alumni. We don’t let graduate students go through recruitment.

    You’ve also got to consider the ramifications socially. Women, although we really like guys who have gone through greek life, adore law degrees. Start the greek tradition with your kids. Think: You’re at a bar, and you meet a gorgeous woman that is your age. Would you rather tell her you’re in law school, or pledging a fraternity?

    Plus, athletes usually aren’t looked down on for not going greek. Especially if you didn’t have greek life at your school. Athletics is probably the most fraternity-like activity there.

    If you’re a smart girl, a guy telling you he’s a current law student should send you running (unless he’s in the top bracket of law schools) because most lawyers now graduate from law school with massive debt and a shitty job.

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    Here’s an honest suggestion: don’t go to law school. I just graduated. It’s a waste of time, money and way more stress and hell than you want. Go find a job and get your career started.

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